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Jun 1, 2020

Managing Arthritis During the Summer

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Life with arthritis is certainly a struggle, but it’s crucial to find ways to reduce symptoms and keep living life. One way you can help to manage your symptoms is by understanding how things outside of your control can exacerbate arthritis pain. Once you understand it, take the proper action to protect yourself. For many […]

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May 7, 2020

Tips for Staying Connected While Social Distancing from Home

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A few weeks ago, the terms “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” meant nothing to most, and now we can’t seem to escape those two little phrases little words. Social distancing and sheltering in place are meant to keep us safe so they are for good reason, but it’s understandable if you’re going a little […]

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May 1, 2020

Understanding Lupus Flares

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Not everyone with lupus will have the same experience. However, just about everyone who has lupus will have flare-ups or “flares,” which is when symptoms are more severe than usual. Lupus flares can affect the skin, joints, and overall health. Knowing what triggers flares and understanding early warning signs is key to managing them. It […]

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Apr 7, 2020

Five Ideas for Combating Fatigue When you have Sjogren’s Syndrome

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Sjogren’s Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in various areas of the body, but most often affects the exocrine glands that produce tears and salvia. Patients with this disorder often complain of dry eyes and mouth, but unfortunately, there is much more to this disease than dryness. Because it is an autoimmune […]

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Feb 12, 2020

7 Tips for a Healthier Life 

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If you have arthritis, limitations caused by chronic pain and fatigue can diminish your quality of life. So much energy is consumed just trying to minimize or circumvent pain that your life ends up being solely about surviving. However, those general and uninspiring goals do not help you get the most out of life. It […]

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Feb 6, 2020

8 Date Night Ideas for Those with Arthritis

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When you are chronically ill, sometimes you can get caught up in the routine of staying home and resorting to binging movies on Netflix as a means for entertainment. There are many ways, however, to enjoy time with your loved one without pushing your body beyond its limits. Below are eight date night ideas that […]

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Jan 10, 2020

Set Yourself up for Success this Year

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In the rush of anticipation for another new year and a fresh start, it’s typical to make New Year’s resolutions that sound great but never go anywhere. Resolutions can be a good thing, but they need to be manageable and achievable to work. With some realistic goals, hard work, and these tips, you can turn […]

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Jan 3, 2020

8 Resolutions Arthritis Patients Need to Make for 2020

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The start of a new year is always such an exciting time. After binging on cookies and cocoa for two months, everyone feels a sense of fresh hope and a renewed perspective for the new year. And fortunately, the new year is a great time to think about making positive changes, including those that can […]

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Dec 6, 2019

Do’s and Don’ts for Safe Holiday Decorating with Arthritis

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The holiday season is here! With all the excitement and magic in the air, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget about your health. Unfortunately, while you’re busy decorating the house and trimming the tree, safety is probably one of the last things on your mind. But for those who suffer […]

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Oct 2, 2019

6 Tips for Making Your Arthritis Workout More Social This Fall

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Things are cooling down here in southeastern NC. There is a crispness in the air, and the leaves are morphing into beautiful colors. However, as the season continues, the days will get shorter and the temperatures will drop. On these days, you may want to just curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket. But […]

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